Elizabeth “Betty” A. Messmann, 84, of Urbana passed away on March 13, 2019 at Champaign Living Center in Champaign.
A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Urbana. Pastor Shawn Boylan will be officiating. A visitation will be prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. She will be placed to rest at Craw Cemetery in Sadorus at a later date.
Betty was born on May 25, 1934 in Newport News, Virginia to Gertrude and Thomas Newkirk. They both preceded her in death. On June 8, 1952 she married the love her life Roy Messmann in Santa Barbara, California. He survives. Also surviving are her children David (Marcia) Messmann and Kathy Messmann, both of Urbana, grandson Daniel Messmann, and brother Robert (Berniece) Newkirk of Farmer City.
Betty and Roy enjoyed traveling together during their 66 years of marriage. She loved to spend time with her family and friends. Whether it was reading her Bible or the newspaper, Betty was an avid reader. She also enjoyed going for walks.
Betty was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Urbana and was a member on the Citizen’s Advisory Council of Urbana School District when it was active.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or to the Trinity Lutheran Church to aid in the construction of the new addition.
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